Anyone who might be in the market for a redesigned Lock Screen might be in luck thanks to the release of a new and free jailbreak tweak called Pom Pom by iOS developer thatcluda.
Released just over the weekend as a Mother’s Day special, Pom Pom gives users a new information-oriented Lock Screen display that keeps the user apprised of upcoming events and weather in addition to everything else the Lock Screen typically displays.
In the screenshot examples above, you’ll notice that Pom Pom left-aligns the Lock Screen clock and adds a small weather-centric glyph to the date. Just underneath that is a Now Playing interface, followed by an Up Next list of Calendar events, and then lastly, missed notifications.
After you install Pom Pom, you’re going to find a dedicated preference pane in the Settings app where you can configure it however you want:
Here, you’re going to be able to:
- Toggle Pom Pom on or off on demand
- Configure the appearance
- Configure the media player
- Configure notifications
- Configure time and date
- Configure Up Next
- Respring your device to save changes
- Reset all options to their defaults
Since there are a number of different preference panes to go over, we’ll outline them below so that you can get a feel for what’s possible with Pom Pom.
In the Appearance preference pane for Pom Pom, users can configure the following options:
- Hide the Face ID padlock
- Hide the camera quick action button
- Hide the flashlight quick action button
- Hide the quick action button background
- Hide the unlock text
- Hide the page dots
- Hide the Home Bar
In the Media Player preference pane, you’re going to be to able to configure these options:
- Replace the standard media player
- Hide or show the rewind button
- Hide or show the play button
- Hide or show the skip button
- Hide or show the time slider
- Adjust the style override:
In the Notifications preference pane, users can configure the following options:
- Hide the stack header
- Hide the “No Older Notifications” text
- Adjust the offset via a slider
- Always reveal notifications
Time and Date
In the Time and Date preference pane, users are going to be able to configure these options:
- Adjust the time format (HH:mm)
- Adjust the date format (EEEE d. MMMM)
- Customize the date locale
- Display a weather icon
In the Up Next preference pane, users can configure these options:
- Hide or show Up Next
- Adjust the range of events (default 7 days)
- Use the American date format
The Pom Pom experience and flexibility in user configuration gives users more information at a glance, preventing users from having to do the extra digging they’d normally have to do in order to find vital information about their day.
In our opinion, Pom Pom makes better use of the screen real estate on jailbroken iPhones, so it’s easy to recommend if you’re interested in a fresh look for the Lock Screen.
Those who’d like to give Pom Pom a try can download the tweak for free from thatcluda’s personal repository. The tweak supports jailbroken iOS 13 and 14 devices and is open source on the developer’s GitHub page.
Anyone who isn’t already using thatcluda’s personal repository can add it to their package manager of choice by using the URL provided below:
Do you like the way Pom Pom changes the iPhone’s Lock Screen? Let us know what your thoughts about this particular tweak are in the comments section down below.
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